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Biden Administration to talk to Iran about nuclear program

The Biden Administration will talk to Iran and other major countries regarding its nuclear program.

Updated: February 19, 2021 - 7:59am

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The Biden administration announced Thursday that it was ready to hold talks with Iran and other world powers over its nuclear program.

This move by the Biden administration could be the first step toward a possible deal that would lead to the U.S. re-entering the Iran nuclear deal President Trump exited back in 2018.

The U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price announced that they hope to "discuss a diplomatic way forward on Iran's nuclear program, as reported by NBC News.

Earlier in February, the U.N. atomic agency stated that Iran began to produce uranium metal, making it the latest move by Iran in breach of the 2015 nuclear deal.

State officials recognize that this initial meeting may not be a breakthrough in relations between the United States and Iran.

Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora of the European Action service tweeted that the meeting comes at a "critical moment," adding that he "hopes to discuss the way forward."

 

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